Conditions Worsening at Guantanamo?

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Hard to believe—and of course possibly untrue—but, according to one detainee, guards at Guantanamo have become “very tough” since three inmates killed themselves last month. (What were they before? Merely no-nonsense?) “We’re being pushed, pushed, pushed all the time–don’t be surprised if things happen,” the Australian prisoner told family members on a phone call. Payback for those ruthless acts of asymmetrical warfare…? (Guardian)

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